There were fears that the Firefox browser was not long for this world, but an agreement with its long term partner Google appears to have secured its future for the next three years at least. Last year Mozilla made around £77 ($121) million in agreements with other providers, but Google make up the largest amount with around 85% of the revenues.
According to Gary Kovacs, who is Mozilla’s chief executive, he said about the deal;
“Under this multi-year agreement, Google Search will continue to be the default search provider for hundreds of millions of Firefox users around the world,”
On the other side of coin, Alan Eustace, who is the Google senior vice president of search, he followed up by saying;
“Mozilla has been a valuable partner to Google over the years and we look forward to continuing this great partnership in the years to come.”
The problem for both of these organisations is do people really care about this partnership?